Austin, Texas Celebrates Adoption Day

There's no place like home!

Denalee Chapman November 11, 2014
article image

This year 44 children, previously in foster care, will be adopted into their forever families at the Gardner Betts Juvenile Justice Center, in Austin, Texas on National Adoption Day, November 22nd.

As in previous years, the center will be decorated in a Wizard of Oz theme, including a yellow brick road leading to the Emerald City. Characters in costume will be in attendance to celebrate with the newly-formed families.

Austin’s KVUE-TV reports that there are currently 188 children in Travis County’s foster care system waiting to be adopted, and over 6,400 children in the state of Texas who are also hoping for forever families.

The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is a mobile art exhibit featuring children hoping to be adopted. Professional photographs of the children, donated by over 50 photographers, are displayed along with a brief description of each child. An online edition of The Heart Gallery of Central Texas is also available for viewing.

NAM-footer (1)

author image

Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

Want to contact an adoption professional?

Love this? Want more?

Claim Your FREE Adoption Summit Ticket!

The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 50+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights.

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-27, 2019, or for a small fee, you can purchase an All-Access Pass to get access to the summit videos for 12 months along with a variety of other benefits.

Get Your Free Ticket